The site is a rocky landscape at the south end of Baffin Island. The local hills are on the order of 200m high, with steep slopes common. The site is within 1 km of the tidal flats of Frobisher Bay. Due to the very high tides, this inlet has a reduced ice-covered season.
The site is on massive bedrock (biotite gniess) overlain with a thin till veneer. Soil is relatively well-developed in the area and vegetation, an upland tundra heat, is abundant in the vicinity. (Taken from a file note by John Jacobs or Memorial University of Newfoundland).
On North slope of a local hill. Total drop from top to site estimated 20m, from site down to valley bottom, additional 25m. Slope as described above, near-zero between cables, otherwise about 4%, or 2.3degrees.